Captains Away Day Basildon 8th April

It's Raining

Warley Park Golf Club

The M. Hardiman Trophy, Benton Hall

Southend Golf Club Captain's Day 2020

Southend Golf Club Captain's Day

Southend-on-Sea Golf Club

Morning All,

On Friday We enjoyed a very enjoyable Captains Spring outing at Basildon. The Hospitality and the condition of the course was great.

20 Members plus 6 Guests played, the Members playing for The Biceno Trophy.

The Winner with an impressive 40 Points was Phil Sanford, from Runner Up Lee Porter with 38 Points. Congratulations Phil and well played to you both.

Nearest the Pins were won by Iain McEwan and Tony Pegrum. Well done chaps.

The Full result will be posted at the Club. I will be putting all cards not already entered, onto the WHS site for Handicap Purposes later today.

Thank you all who attended on behalf of Nick for your support. Thanks Nick for a good day.

Basildon April

Nick Chapman's Drive In - 12th December 2021 from 1:30pm

Hi Guys,

As you are aware I hand over the captaincy to Nick Chapman on Sunday. I wish him all the luck and hope he can arrange more than I could do due to covid. Thank you to all the members who have supported me in the past 2 years. I’ve enjoyed the role so much its been an honour to be Captain of Southend Golf Club.

So, the final figure for my charity is £4496.93 thank you so much for your generosity. 

Wednesday Wanderes Christmas Outing

Thank you to Brian Taylor for arranging yesterdays very enjoyable outing to Basildon.

It was a fantastic day out in testing cold and windy conditions, and it was great to see you all there. Thank you all for your support.

I hope you agree we were well looked after and we enjoyed good value for money!

All scores have been inputted on to the WHS site. several scores were amended due to counting issues! Please see below the final Result.

Congratulations and well played Stan Ferguson on his victory on count back from Gary Fraser both with respectable 35 Points.

Well done Bob Leek and Chris Snell on winning Front 9 and Back 9 respectively, both with 21 Points.

Paul Eley won nearest the pin on the 14th. Well done.

southend golf christmas outing
warley golf club captains day

Southend Golf Club Captains away day 17th September 2021

Thank you to all who supported me today great day at Warley Park Golf Course, nice weather, few beers, nice food.

I think you will all agree great course as well.

Well done to Chris and all the winners, thank you.

Tony Crispin, Captain

Memorial Day Dave Cundick Trophy

Good Morning All

This Saturday we will be Memorial Day, playing for The Dave Cundick Trophy.

We will remember and celebrate the lives of those Members that have played a huge part in our Club but are sadly no longer with us. Please come to the Club this Saturday and play for the magnificent Trophy that you contributed towards.purchasing. If you can't play pop in for a beer!

Normal tee time, 18 Hole Stableford Competition. Please sign in and enter your score on completion of your round. Note and play off your PLAYING Handicap which will be displayed on screen on signing in. Play from WHITE Tees. This is a Qualifying Club Competition.

Should numbers exceed expectations Belfairs will wait until all groups have vacated the Tee. A number of Members have indicated that they will be away or unable to play.

Dave will open up the Club early and Tea Coffee and bacon rolls will be available and draw done on the day. Normal contribution towards Dave's costs please.

Club Championship:

The Club Championship Scratch and Handicap Competitions will be played over two days on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of August. Normal Tee times. This is a 36 Hole Competition.

Please indicate on a list in the Club if you wish to play in either or both Competitions. If you will not be at the Club before the date please email or message me with your intention to play. Full details of any catering and draw will be sent out in due course.

Old Thorns Weekend:

A great weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended.

The Ian Arthur Southgate Trophy, generously donated by Martin Johnson was competed for over a beautiful but tough course.

Thank you Martin and also Colin Wyatt for again organising a great trip.

Congratulations to the deserved Winner and my room mate Jamie 'Beef' Montgomery. Well done Mate! Runner up was Colin Wyatt.

Thank you all for your good company and the many laughs as is always the case on our trips!

Enjoy your golf and best wishes

Chris Snell

Club News

Good Afternoon All

I Hope you are all well and looking forward to the resumption of golf at the end of this month.

At the moment the ground staff are working hard to get the course playable, so that it is ready to open as soon as possible. The Council have contacted Season ticket holders directly to indicate that Season tickets will be further extended. As soon as I find out when the course will be reopen I will inform you.

During Lock down you may be aware as a result of poor weather and increased footfall the course suffered substantial water damage. It is drying out and recovering.

New Till installed - We now have the new EPOS Till installed at the Club. This will allow Members to load their swipe card with cash and then use to purchase from the bar. The system will allow you to make purchases without the card provided your card number or identity is confirmed to the till. We have a limited number of fresh cards, but I would ask all of you who were given a card previously to make an effort to find it and present them for use. The card numbers issued are already on the system, but it would be good if you can let me know that you still have one.

At present we have about 48 members. If you receive this email and have not paid your subscriptions that is because you are anticipated to rejoin. Please can you now pay your outstanding subs ASAP.

We look forward to 12th April when it is anticipated that you will again be able to purchase alcohol at the Club and consume within groups of 6 outside. The club apart from the toilets will be strictly off limits to Members and visitors. Abuse off this sadly will result in the Bar remaining closed.

The Captain Tony will soon be sending out an email regarding the Roger Foreman Match V Belfairs GC, the date to be confirmed, Normally is the last weekend in April. 32 players are required. Please let Tony know if you are available and wish to play. You will also have news about his away days I believe!

Thats about it for now, other then that the Committee are looking forward to seeing all of you back at the Club as soon as COVID Restrictions allow.

Best wishes
Chris Snell


Ballards Gore Senior Invitational

Ballards Gore Senior Invitational took place (despite Covid) on Monday 12th October. Numbers were reduced this year and no teams from Ballards competed. There were however ten teams competing and clubs included ourselves, Garons, Maldon, Colne Valley, Benton Hall.

Benton Hall won with 96 points, and one of the Rochford teams were second with 91 points, a mere point ahead of our A team. We failed to defend our title from the previous year and finished a creditable third. We all know there were a few points going begging! We did however, win 2 out of 3 of the nearest the pin prizes- Stan Ferguson on the 1st hole, and Brian Taylor on the 14th hole.

As always it was a very well organised event and nice to see some old faces - unfortunately this year they were wearing masks!!!

Ballards Gore
Senior Invitational

Many thanks to Hugh Kimbell, the organiser, and all the staff at Ballards - the food provided was of its usual high standard. And an enjoyable day was had by all.

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Captain's Away Day, Benton Hall Golf Club, Witham, Essex for the M Hardiman Trophy

Although the weather forecast had predicted rain, and while the journey from Southend-on-Sea to Witham was made through heavy rain, the clouds cleared at 9 am, and for the rest of the morning we had no rain although the wind played a large part in our golf scores.

We were made welcome by the staff at Benton Hall Country Club, and by following the clubs covid-19 guidelines that were clearly marked out, we commenced the day with coffee and bacon rolls prior to tee off.

Tony Crispin -this year’s Captain- has not had the best year for his captainship, with bad weather during the first part of the year followed by the lockdown, but with this his first away day he must be pleased with the turnout of Southend Golf Club members. Well done Tony for an excellent day.

With the golf finishing we took lunch in Benton Hall's Golf Club Restaurant followed by a presentation.

Winner P. Robinson 36 points. Runner up J Iquacel 35 points. Well played everyone who attended on the day.

Dave Cundick Memorial Trophy

12th September 2020

On a beautiful September morning the weather was kind and perfect to remember our great friend Dave Cundick.

30 members and 3 of Daves family turned up to play and enjoy the day.

Scores were keenly contested with the exception of popular returning member Aaron Gosling who hadn't read the script. Aarons golf was relentless with a phenomenal front nine score of 24 points he owned the course on Saturday. With an equally impressive 20 points on the back nine it was going to be a terrific performance from anyone to wrestle the much sought after trophy from Aaron's grasp. With very few errors on his card the trophy was his and very fitting that like all of us Aaron was a good friend of Dave's too.

An Impressive overall total of 44 points was more than enough to take the trophy.

The axe man cometh I hear you say........

Runner up on the day was Mr consistency, well with the Magners he is for sure. King of the Cockles - Craig Deal with an excellent 37 points shame he blobbed the first two holes it could have been closer.

Winner of the nearest the pin at 10th was the ice man Dave Frost with an impressive shot to beat the previous nearest, must of been a great shot

Wooden spoon winner of the day with 23 points was Mr Chicken Wings & Chips Andy Scott.

It was lovely to see Dave's family there for the day and special thanks to Maria for presenting the trophy and her wonderful speech about Dad.

Celebrations continued in the usual SGC way

Cheers to you Dave Cundick our great friend


With over 30 people down to play on Saturday 12th September.

This magnificent Trophy, purchased in the main by your generous contributions will be presented by Dave’s Daughter Maria.

Please support this event to honour the memory of our friend and club member Dave.

If you have not put your name on the list or contacted me and wish to play or remove yourself please let me know ASAP.

I will be sending out Tee times and groups in due course. This is a Club Competition which will be Stableford scoring, playing from the White Tees,£2.00 entry. I will be collecting the cards at conclusion of play. A presentation will take place for those who wish to remain.

There will be no refreshments provided, but food can be purchased in the usual way at the bar subject to availability.

As you are aware COVID is at the forefront of the News this morning, with new restrictions coming into place after the weekend relating to social distancing and groups socialising.

Therefore it is important to maintain vigilance and only come to the club near your tee time and not congregate together in large groups. I will update you if this has any implications in how we operate in the future, when the details are clearer!

If you are feeling unwell or are unsure if you wish to be in an environment where people are congregating in close proximity, then please do not come to the Club. This is a personal decision which will be respected.

Best wishes



SGC Captains Day 15th August 2020

In a very strange year we were able to get out play our first real social event, Tony Crispin's flag ship competition - Captains Day

Apart from the weather a jolly fine time was had by all, the weather got the better of some poor souls who could not make it past the beer tent at the half way house and decided a better option was to take solace with Messrs. Budweiser and Magner.

The hardy bunch who continued braved the elements and like Camp Granada (that's for the oldies) the sun eventually came out and dried off the clubs and clothing.

So to the winners: Posting an exceptional score in such dire weather our winner was Martin " Bonesey " Jones with an incredible 41 points and a very capable runner up Dave "the ice man" Frost narrowly pipped at the post with an excellent 40 points.

There was a Captains prize for the least best golfer of the day and unusually to find him in last place chef and all round good guy Lee Porter with less points than anyone else.

The past Captains prize was keenly contested as always but only two PC's finished and the bragging rights went to Paul Eley with a magnificent 33 points.

The Texas Scramble was played over holes 1-8 in the afternoon after lunch and considerable refreshment and the winning team of Martin Jones, Simon Ravinat & Paul Eley came in with a very low net score and runners up were Dave Frost, Jamie Lewis & Bob Leek.

The Captain gave a great speech despite the heckling and thanked everyone who had helped make it a great day.

Dancing and singing ensued throughout the evening in usual SGC style, social distancing of course, dont watch the video.......

Chris Kirby

Ian Nelson Result and More

Hello All

Please find attached the result of last Weekends Competition The Ian Nelson Trophy. The winner with a magnificent 46 points was Darren Cumper. The runner up on count back was Lee Porter with 44 Points from Mick Edmunds. Fantastic scoring, congratulations and Well played all of you who achieved 40 plus Points.

28 cards were submitted and £50.00 was collected. Do the maths?

From this coming weekend we will revert to using the card box in the bar to Deposit competition and Handicap cards, plus envelopes clearly marked with fees enclosed.

Cards will be completed for competitions for 2 players only, if playing in a four ball 2 cards Required. I will accept three Players on a card for 3 balls, provided that the card is clearly marked with the names and handicaps of the players Concerned.

There is an up to date Handicap list in the changing room. It is your responsibility to Check and ensure that you are playing off the correct handicap before play.

Some members are confusing official CONGU Handicaps with those that are allotted in casual play and unofficial competitions. Please do not confuse the two!

Please take care when completing cards and thoroughly check that your scores are correct. Any future discrepancies will result in disqualification. The PSI in the changing room will remain out of use until further notice.

With the replacement of the white competition tees looking unlikely at present, the yellow tees are to be regarded as competition tees until further notice. This is not ideal but It is what it is. It is approved during COVID by the games regulators.

This weekend we will be playing the July Medal. For new members this has two Divisions Div 1, 0-18 Handicaps Div 2 19-28 Handicaps. £3.00 entry, birdie balls for par 3 holes Only, cards and fees to be deposited as above.

I have decided to reintroduce monthly Medal rounds in order to introduce a meaningful reduced Order of Merit table for 2020. We have now played around seven competitions. I will produce an OOM table shortly.

This Wednesday we will play the July Midweek Medal. All welcome, but let me know For the draw if you already have not.

Again welcome to all our new members. I hope you are enjoying being part of the club.

This weekend the bar reopens with strict restrictions. Limited seating inside. Table service Only. Cashless payment available. Maintain social distancing and be alert. Think of our Older and more vulnerable members. If you feel unwell please do not come to the club.

Many thanks and best wishes

Chris Snell

Weekend Competition

This weekend we will be playing for The Ian Nelson Trophy. This is a Stableford competition full handicap. £2.00 entry. Please ensure that cards are correctly marked with names and Handicaps clearly shown. If playing in 4 ball two cards required. Last weeks competition cards contained numerous scoring errors Resulting in Disqualifications and several entrants recording lower scores Then achieved.

Last Fridays Biceno Trophy was won by Vice Captain Nick Chapman with 41 Points. Well done Nick and congratulations to all who played and contributed to a great day which was organised at short notice to replace the cancelled Captains day. 24 entries and £95.00 was collected. I will post the full results in the changing room At the club.

Lastly welcome again to all of those who have recently joined the club. I hope you will Enjoy the experience and make many new friends.

The good news is that bar will be reopening with restrictions on Saturday 4th July respecting the government’s guidelines regarding social distancing etc. Full information in due course.

Best wishes

Chris Snell

SGC Competitions update

Good Morning All

I hope you and your families are well and that those of you that can are enjoying once again playing golf! The past couple of weeks have seen some excellent weather and scores to match! Under difficult Circumstances the Club has facilitated large numbers to obtain access to tee times through out the Week and many have taken advantage to the full. Thanks go to Colin Wyatt for all of his hard Work and organisational talents.

With the recent Government relaxation of social distancing rules it is anticipated that the council will soon Permit three or four balls to play on the course. Therefore I feel that the time is right to start playing club Competitions. We will start over the next weekend 5-7th June with The Stableford Trophy. This was abandoned due to severe weather before lockdown.

In order to play you must have a current valid club handicap. We will play off yellow tees unless white tees are installed. An updated handicap list will be placed in the changing room. Cards will be completed on one group card clearly showing the names and competitors plus clear scores. No signing required. All Putts must be holed out. £2.00 entry, apart from those listed below who paid fee last time. All cards and Fees to be left in a box provided in the changing room. Do not use the PSI Screen.

At present the bar and main clubhouse remains closed in accordance with EGU and Government instructions. Please maintain social distancing at all times. Do not touch pins. Preferred lies in all unraked bunkers in accordance with emergency R&A rules. You may bring your own refreshments.

You will be informed in due course on format of play, draw arrangements, order of play when situation Fully clear next week.

Already Paid
D Seymour, G Fraser, T Crispin ,M Edmunds, A Scott, Pete Robinson, Jorge, R George, P Eley, B Taylor, C Snell, A Langdon.

Best Wishes

Chris Snell
Competition Secretary

Biceno Trophy

N Chapman – R/U J Joseph

Guy Aldred

P Gray/D Seymour – R/U P Robinson/A Scott

Morrie Burns Trophy

P Robinson – R/U D Seymour

Ian Nelson Trophy

T Burgess – R/U L Burgess

Presidents Trophy

R Leek/M Johnson – R/U L Burgess/I Southgate

Autumn Shield

D Seymour / P Gray – R/U C Wyatt/R Leek

Fred Gates Trophy

T Burgess – R/U J Iguacel

Sportsman’s Trophy

D Cumper – R/U D Seymour

Henry Cotton

D Seymour – R/U A Scott

Southend Cup

R Leek – R/U I Southgate

H Foreman Cup

D Grimble – R/U L Porter

Veterans Trophy

S Ferguson – R/U R Leek

Order of Merit

D Seymour – R/U T Burgess

SGC Majors

Sportsman’s TrophyD Cumper – R/U D Seymour
Club Championship ScratchI Southgate – R/U L Burgess
Club Championship H’capL Burgess – R/U D Frost
Gold MedalP Eley – R/U D Burgess
Henry CottonD Seymour – R/U A Scott
Winter 4 BallJ Joseph/L Porter
R/U G Fuller/I McEwan
Summer 4 BallC Wyatt/C Deal
R/U S Ferguson/T Burgess
Southend CupR Leek – R/U I Southgate
H Foreman CupD Grimble – R/U L Porter
Veterans TrophyS Ferguson – R/U R Leek
Order of MeritD Seymour – R/U T Burgess

Southend-on-Sea Golf Club Winners 2018/2019 Season

Stableford TrophyT Crispin - R/U P Gray
Golden Day TrophyS Fullet - R/U D Frost
Biceno TrophyN Chapman - R/U J Joseph
Guy AldredP Gray/D Seymour
R/U P Robinson/A Scott
Morrie Burns TrophyP Robinson - R/U D Seymour
Ian Nelson TrophyT Burgess - R/U L Burgess
Presidents TrophyR Leek/M Johnson
R/U L Burgess/I Southgate
Henry Cotton QualifierN Chapman - R/U F Lockhart
Ravenswood TrophyS Fuller/D Payne
R/U A Scott/ R George
Ben Birkham TrophyD Frost – R/U M Sargent
Captains CupL Burgess – R/U J Joseph
Autumn ShieldD Seymour / P Gray
R/U C Wyatt/R Leek
M Hardiman TrophyM Butcher – R/U B Taylor
Silver MedalI McEwan – R/U P Gray
Tiger TrophyD Payne – R/U K Verner
Fred Gates TrophyT Burgess – R/U J Iguacel
Southend Eclectic CupJ Joseph – R/U J Iguacel
Burkes BowlG Fraser – R/U C Snell
Graham TrophyR George – R/U R Leek

Well done Southend Golf Club for raising £3,500 for the Reece Hawley Foundation

You are all blooming brilliant

- Keeley Robinson

The Reece Hawley Foundation

This weekend marked 1 year of support from Southend Golf Club with Peter Robinson as their Captain.

We were privileged to be invited to his drive out and to be given the opportunity to thank Peter, Keeley and everyone at Southend Golf Club for their amazing support over the past year. Between them all they have raised over £3,540 for The Reece Hawley Foundation for which we cannot express our gratitude enough.

Every penny that is raised in Reece’s name goes towards helping a young person with cancer and their loved ones make invaluable memories. We have helped more people this year than ever before and support like this will help us help countless more next year.

So again, please help us in thanking Peter, Keeley and all of the members of Southend Golf Club for their love and support and hope their charity of choice for 2020 can be just as successful and welcomed as we have been.


New captains drive in best wishes to Tony Crispin have a fantastic year
15th December 2019

Another great afternoon at sgc to welcome in our new captain Tony Crispin thanks to the girls Sarah, Cathy Keeley, Julie for arranging and serving the food bucko and his assistant for doing the bar . All the best for the forthcoming year .

Your vice captain Nick

Wednesday Wanderers

Winners of the Annual Southend Golf Club Quiz league, Dave Seymour team captain, secret weapon Tony Howson’s wife and team motivator Ian Spooner pictured.

Wednesday Wanderers Christmas Away day Basildon G.C.

Southend Golf Club Christmas Golf Away Day 20th November 2019 at Kingswood Golf Course Basildon.

With a good turnout of members and guests the day started with a nine-hole putting competition on a frost covered putting green. The conditions made putting tricky and hard to read for most golfers, but not for eagle eye Paul Ealy who made it look easy, returning a winning card of 20 for the nine holes, could he owe it to skill or to those corduroy trousers!!

The day was organised by club member Brian Taylor and all would agree he made a fine job of it, well done Brian. We would also like to say thank you to the staff at Kingswood Golf Club for a warm welcome and excellent Christmas dinner to finish the day.

The weather and course were good for this time of year, and the outright winner of the eighteen-hole competition with a fine stableford score of 41 point was Mick Butcher well played Mick.

This is the final competition for the Wednesday Wanderers Order of Merit 2019.

Will Tony Howson cling on for a start to finish season victory? All to play for. Winner to be Presented with magnificent decanter filled with Spirit of choice!

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